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Woman claims she was dismissed for finding errors with policy

In New York, finding a great job is a goal of most people. That's why when a wrongful termination case comes up, it can bring about a lot of tension and anger. When you're doing your job and are fired for questioning a policy or procedure, you may be able to take legal action against your workplace like this woman did in this recent news story. According to the news from Nov. 15, a woman is claiming that she was fired from her job at Goldman Sachs because she found a problem with the conflict of interest policies.

Alexander McQueen hit with another employment discrimination suit

A former salesperson at an upscale Manhattan store says that she endured racial harassment and discrimination for a decade at the store before she was fired for discriminatory reasons. Harassment itself in the workplace is a form of discrimination. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discriminatory practices in the workplace and harassment based upon race or national origin (among other protected groups) can certainly have significant impact upon working conditions for a victim of such harassment.

NY court: unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment

A recent court ruling in New York could impact future sexual harassment cases involving unpaid interns. A federal district court judge in New York ruled that unpaid interns are not considered "real employees" and do not have the right to file sexual harassment lawsuits against their employers. 

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